In Series Opera Announces 2021-22 Season

By Francisco Salazar

In Series Opera in Maryland has announced its 2021-22 Season features films and live performances.

The season opens with A Festival Through Grief to Hope. The opening festival weekend features live events based on the artistic achievements of IN Series 2020-2021 season and will showcase the film Gluck’s’ “Orpheus and Eurydice,” “Chronicle of a Life and Love,” and “Pieces of a Last Act.” The festival will end with a concert of new beginnings.

Performance Dates: Sept. 2021 at Miracle Theater, DC | Edlavitch DCJCC | Goethe Institut, DC | 6 & I Synagogue, DC

Judy Yanini, Alex Alburqueque, Melissa Wimbish, Carl DuPont, Louis Riva, and Jarrod Lee in “Bohème in the Heights.” The long-awaited animated Spanish-language Afro-LatinX reimagining of Puccini’s classic opera comes to the big-screen of DC’s Gala Hispanic Theatre.

Performance Dates: October 2021 at Gala Hispanic Theatre, DC | Patterson Theater, Baltimore MD

Benjamin Williamson, Sara Couden, Carl Dupont, Jarrod Lee, Sylvia Leith, Lucy Page, Aaron Sheehan, and Melissa Wimbish star in Purcell’s “The Fairy Queen.”

Performance Dates: December 2021 at Atlas Performing Arts Center, DC | Baltimore Theatre Project, MD

“I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky” by John Adams and poet June Jordon will be produced by Raymond O. Caldwell. 

Performance Dates: February 2022 at Anacostia Playhouse, DC

Brian Arreola and Anna Deeny Morales’s “Zavala Zavala” will make its world premiere with Angel-Gil Ordonez conducting a cast that includes Elizabeth Mondragon, Efrain Solis, and Judy Yannini.

Performance Dates: April 2022 at Kennedy Center’s The REACH, DC 

Othello Desdemonacloses out the season. The Verdi opera will include interlude music by Matthew Evan Talylor and new poetry by Andrew Albin. Timothy Nelson directs the work with Simone Luti conducting. Limmie Pulliam and Maribeth Diggle star. The second evening will showcase “Desdemona” with music by Nina Simone and starring Claron McFadden.

Performance Dates: June 2022 at Source Theatre, DC | Dupont Underground, DC | Baltimore Theatre Project, MD